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Shaquelle Thomas Earns his IFBB Pro Card at the 2024 Roger Boyce Classic

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May 11, 2012
In a remarkable display of strength, discipline, and dedication, Shaquelle Thomas has become the latest athlete from Antigua to earn the prestigious IFBB Elite Pro Card. Competing at the Roger Boyce Classic in Barbados, Thomas dominated the Classic Bodybuilding and Classic Physique divisions, securing his place among the elite in international bodybuilding. This achievement not only highlights Thomas's personal triumph but also underscores the growing prominence of Antigua in the global bodybuilding community.

Shaquelle Thomas Earns his IFBB Pro Card

Shaquelle Thomas's Journey to Elite Status​

Shaquelle Thomas, hailing from the National Fitness Center, has steadily risen through the ranks of competitive bodybuilding. His journey to earning the IFBB Elite Pro Card is a testament to his relentless work ethic and commitment to the sport. At the Roger Boyce Classic, Thomas showcased his exceptional physique and superior posing routines, which earned him top honors in both Classic Bodybuilding and Classic Physique categories.

Roger Boyce Classic: A Premier Bodybuilding Event​

The Roger Boyce Classic is a highly respected event in the bodybuilding calendar, attracting top talent from around the region. This year's competition saw athletes from various countries vying for recognition and the coveted IFBB Pro status. The event's rigorous standards and high level of competition make Thomas's victory even more significant.

Highlights from the Roger Boyce Classic​

Thomas was not the only athlete from Antigua to shine at the event. Jameel Knight secured a third-place finish in Classic Bodybuilding, while Trevon Giddings achieved a commendable fifth place in Classic Physique. In the Bikini Wellness division, Jeridith John-Jules earned a silver medal, further illustrating the depth of talent in Antigua's bodybuilding community.

Pro World Cup Success​

In addition to the amateur categories, Antigua's professional athletes also made a strong impression in the Pro World Cup segment of the competition. Kenroy Christian emerged victorious in the Men’s Physique category, qualifying for the World Championships. Tony Jacobs secured a second-place finish, and Anthony Nurse placed sixth, demonstrating the competitive edge and readiness of Antigua's athletes for global challenges.

Outstanding Performances in Bikini Fitness​

The Bikini Fitness category saw impressive performances from Ambassador Kimberly Percival and Melissa Seaforth, who finished in second and third place, respectively. Elite Pro Makiva Elvin made a notable debut, finishing sixth, while Leanna Carrington placed seventh, highlighting the broad talent pool in the women's division.

Future Prospects for Antiguan Bodybuilders​

The success at the Roger Boyce Classic signifies a promising future for bodybuilding in Antigua. With athletes like Shaquelle Thomas leading the way, there is a growing interest and investment in the sport. The achievements of these athletes not only bring glory to their nation but also inspire a new generation of bodybuilders to pursue excellence in their craft.


Shaquelle Thomas's accomplishment in earning the IFBB Elite Pro Card is a monumental milestone for both him and Antigua's bodybuilding community. His victory at the Roger Boyce Classic exemplifies the high level of talent and determination present in Antiguan athletes. As more bodybuilders from the island nation make their mark on the international stage, Antigua is poised to become a powerhouse in the world of competitive bodybuilding.

The Road Ahead​

With continued support and training, Antiguan bodybuilders are set to achieve even greater heights. The recent successes serve as a catalyst for further development and recognition of bodybuilding as a premier sport in Antigua. As these athletes continue to compete and excel, they pave the way for future generations to follow in their footsteps and uphold the legacy of excellence.

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